Dr. Wendell Sumner

Pediatrics
NM
55 years experience

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

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38 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
With your history you need to have your shunt checked as first step.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Masks don’t actually stop virus particles completely although they may reduce the number that pass through. Your best bet is staying healthy with good... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Your history is peculiar but assuming you mean you have chronic constipation and are still living an otherwise normal life the first step would be to ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Sorry about your rash. If it’s related to the Plan B it doesn’t mean the treatment didn’t work. Typical allergic rashes itch. Those are treated with a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
No. Slightly bowed legs (genu varum) will not progress given a healthy diet. However, most everyone loses some height with age due to gravity’s effect... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Do I assume correctly that you're asking about "cereal?" If so, rice cereal is often the first one used in the US and that's what I would recommend. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Penis size is hereditary and it’s importance is generally overestimated. The time to ejaculation is controlled with your mind using thought control an... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Eating a healthy diet will provide all the calcium you need without calculating the milligrams. Eat whole foods like vegetables, beans and whole grain... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Allow me to add this. Your immune system can suppress an HPV infection but cannot rid your body of it. In some cases the persistent presence of the HP... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Fungus causes red and itchy changes between toes. Something that looks like a “corn” and spreads after manipulation is more likely a wart, however som... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Sorry to be late in answering. You’re likely better by now or already have been diagnosed by a health care worker near you. Suddenly feeling cold and ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
There could be many causes for what sounds like gastritis. Often there are dietary solutions to these symptoms. We know that many symptoms like yours ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Virtually the only cancer that occurs in the scrotum is testicular. Epididymal cysts are very common. The size of these cysts vary but they tend to re... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
In a word, no. Taking the pertussis vaccine early is generally safe. At 21 years of age most young people are due for a booster but it would cause no ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Puberty isn't the same for everyone. Look at your family members. Are you physically like them? You probably are like someone in your family. Puberty ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Siblings typically obtain a mixed variety of genes from their parents. Sometimes the genes are more similar between two siblings than they are for oth... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
I’m afraid your question isn’t clear. If you’re asking if you would be contagious if you were recently (a week) exposed the answer is likely no. It ta... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
When possible fractures are treated by immobilization with casts or other methods. However, the clavicle doesn’t lend itself to such treatment and exp... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Commercial breast milk substitute products are a poor substitute for the real thing. After weaning there is no need for these products as a well balan... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Honey after age one is the current recommendation. Think about only feeding your child whole foods instead of using processed foods. Processed foods c... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
In some people dietary factors can activate acne. Chocolate is one. Animal based foods such as dairy products, meat, eggs and most fast food can be in... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Presumably your doctor thought your child had a bacterial infection and the labs are compatible with that. It's good that she's better which is what o... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
OTC meds like Triaminic do not have significant benefits and certainly don’t help recovery. Fever is generally beneficial to fighting infection and re... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Yes: Based on the information provided you are still a virgin, but you sustained a minor injury that will heal without treatment.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
In general a fetus takes what it needs from stores in mother’s body if it’s not in her diet, but of course it’s ideal to eat a healthy diet on a regul... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
While sleeping in the same bed with your infant is common it is not completely safe. Every year babies die in their parents' bed after being smothered... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Diet then see doctor: This may be more complex than this forum could be expected to address but the first step could be a very simple and bland diet. Oats, rice, banana, no... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
A condition like this is not common and would be impossible to diagnose or offer treatment without visualizing the area in question.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
The simplest solution to try would be to treat with an over the counter vaginal yeast infection treatment. A pharmacist could help direct you to that ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Sorry you have to deal with this. HPV is always going to be potentially contagious even when in a dormant state. There is no time when you are complet... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
If you were prescribed permethrin and used as directed all the mites that cause scabies will be dead. However, the skin will take a week or two to cle... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
The mesentery contains the largest amount of lymphatic tissue in the body and those lymph nodes, like others, can become enlarged and tender in respon... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Sorry about that little bottom. Change him frequently and use warm water and a mild soap if necessary to get him clean. A hair blow drier can be used ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
After immunization your immune system is alerted to that potential infection and responds immediately to invasion which prevents overt infection and t... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
You might want to try a plant based diet as described at NutitionFacts.org which describes studies where this diet plan proves beneficial.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Chronic anxiety is very common and also very difficult for patients. If you are aware of your own anxiety to this degree I would suggest seeking an op... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
If this is for rabies don’t worry about missing date. Continue right away!
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendell Sumner
Pediatrics 55 years experience
Lymph nodes around the neck in children are very common and are generally speaking benign. Benign nodes are usually very slightly mobile (moveable) wh... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sumner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I was very depressed because of this problem.Thank you very muchdoctor
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Thank you Dr Sumner the node moves , thanks for the peace of mind.
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Thank you so much Doctor

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1968MD

Awards

Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
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